Wednesday, March 10, 2021 / by Vanessa Saunders
By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
It's never wise to try to predict a change in the Hudson Valley real estate market. But when you look at three key factors that will be affecting Hudson Valley home sales this spring, it seems obvious to me there’s a storm on the horizon. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, you should be prepared.
Factor 1: Last Year's Anxious Home Buyers
Many people trying to buy homes in late 2020 and winter of 2021 found nothing but frustration. Because there were so few homes on the market, the competition for good ones was intense. We saw (and continue to see) bidding wars, crazy prices and even crazier offers. Most winning bids involved cash, waived contingencies, and offers well beyond lender appraisals.
You can bet that buyers in the Spring 2021 market will come out swinging, ready to pounce on whatever properties suit their needs. There will still be work-from-home buyers reaching for suburban and ; ...
Monday, December 7, 2020 / by Vanessa Saunders
Being in real estate, you might say I’m an optimistic person. Even though current world events terrify me, pessimism isn’t something that comes naturally to me. Even my company’s theme song is “Always look on the bright side of life!*” I’m naturally enthusiastic, my clients, fellow Realtors, and even my husband often tell me. However, enthusiasm can so easily morph into optimism, and optimism, especially in the current real estate market, can quickly become downright dishonest.
In real estate, if your client is naive, desperate, or just plain greedy, it’s easy to be tempted into (real estate terminology alert here,) a “puffing*” scenario. This is where the players “elaborate” on the truth. In this case, I’m talking about property value. But, being the consummate professional that you are, and I’m talking to my peers here, YOU really wouldn’t stoop to that level. Would you? No! To do so would not only b. ...
Monday, October 21, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
Sunny, light and bright, this cool country cape sits prettily on a winding country road in oh-so desirable Stone Ridge, in New York’s glorious Hudson Valley. Completely renovated from top to bottom, soup to nuts and then some, with neutral tones accented by warm woodwork, doors and trim. Its sweeping open floor plan adds style and space to a perfect family home or weekend escape. A superb house for entertaining where friends and family can mingle, whether cozying up to the fire on a snowy winter evening or helping the chef in the fully equipped gourmet kitchen. A first-floor master suite is super-convenient with its own private entrance to the newly finished deck, while an upstairs bedroom offers a charming balcony for a sunset-watching glass of wine or sunrise-greeting cup of coffee. An unbeatable location minutes from the historic hamlet where wonderful eateries, farmers’ markets, farm-to-table fine dining, shops and galleries flourish. A gem! Come take a look around!m ...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
It doesn’t get much better than this! NO MOVE IN FEES!! Landlord pays!!! Furnished or Unfurnished Plus PARKING PERMIT INCLUDED!!! This spacious 900 sqft mezzanine condo offers a huge bedroom with sunken living room and separate dining room area adjacent to kitchen. Tons of storage in hall and kitchen and huge closets in bedroom. Only 6 steps separate you from Ground Level directly off main foyer. Located in a great part of town where you can walk to everything White Plains has to offer. NO PETS allowed in building, so sorry. You ‘ll only need a security deposit (1 month), One month rent, plus a move in deposit. $350. That’s it! Call today, and be in by October 15th.
Go to www.TheWintonWhitePlains.com for more information on this rental and the White Plains area.
To see this home, contact:
Vanessa SaundersMBA MIMC CIPS CIREC FIREC – NYS Licensed Principal Broker / CEOFIABCI | NAR | HGAR | MANAR | NYSAR | REBNY
Office: 845-848-2218 x101 | Directm ...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
Whether it's a home owner finally retiring, the last child has left the home to launch a career, or deciding to downsize for whatever reason, the question inevitably arises: "Is it time to sell my Hudson Valley home?"
If you’re pondering that thought, you may also be wondering if you should fix-up your house before you sell it, or go straight to the market as-is, allowing a potential buyer to do the updates and remodeling. If you’re one of the many Hudson Valley homeowners with selling on your minds, here are a few tips to help you decide which way to go.
1. Why it's worth it to have a local REALTOR® analyze your particular Hudson Valley market.
A real estate professional can help you to understand your market and the potential level of buyer interest and demand for your home, and this service is free. Are you in a seller’s market or a buyer’s market? A REALTOR® can also give you some insight on what you can change or remodel, and how to declutt. ...